Sunday, May 3, 2009

Betsy-Tacy Convention


Well, if this isn't the most unique thing I've seen in a while!  It's a convention, July 17-20 in Mankato, Minnesota, completely devoted to the Betsy-Tacy books by Maud Hart Lovelace.  They're hosting games, tours, some discussion panels and Meg Cabot will be guest-speaking.

I've got to admit, I never the read the books when I was a child, but these days they are my very first recommendation to parents who come to me looking for something challenging yet wholesome for their precocious seven or eight year old girls who are strong readers.  I also recommend them for girls who are intrigued by Anne of Green Gables or Little Women but not quite at that reading level yet.  For those voracious readers who have finished all of the Little House books (and the seemingly dozens of Little House spin-off series by other authors) and are looking for more, Betsy-Tacy would be a pretty safe bet.

I can't imagine ever getting out that way anytime soon, but still, it certainly sounds interesting!

2 comments:

  1. Connie in MichiganMay 4, 2009 at 6:05 PM

    I highly recommend the convention! I attended the last two conventions (1997 and 2002), and they were wonderful. You never know when the next one will be, so take advantage of this opportunity. The event will be memorable and populated by lovely, intelligent, fun-loving women (and even some men) from all over the country. You'll never regret the decision to attend "Forget-Me-Nots: Betsy-Tacy Family and Friends."

    And thanks to Madigan for covering this in her blog and including the link to the convention web site!

    Connie

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  2. Thanks for commenting, Connie!
    Yes, like I said, I couldn't believe it when I stumbled across a mention of it. It sounds like it would be a fun mother-daughter event.

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